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Il Ritorno (Pitch Project)
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Last updated: 9/22/2017
Il Ritorno (Pitch Project)
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Il Ritorno (Pitch Project)
PO BOX 116
Fortitude Valley
4006  Australia
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+61 424 137 453 (Phone)
  Circa & Brisbane Festival
  Charlie Cush
  General Manager, Circa
Project Information
  Yaron Lifschitz with the Circa ensemble; Yaron Lifschitz, Director; Quentin Grant, Musical Direction; Jason Organ, Technical Director/Ligh􀆟ng Designer and Libby McDonnell, Costume Design
  Circus, Opera
  After 20 epic years of wandering, Ulysses arrives on the shores of Ithaca, his homeland. His faithful wife Penelope finds the shroud she has been weaving and unpicking is now finished and her suitors’ requests must be
answered. Will Ulysses be in time? In Primo Levi’s book The Truce, a group of Italians, repatriated from Auschwitz find themselves moored in the middle of the Russian steppe. They are ravaged by a savage nostalgia for their homeland.

Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno D’Ulisse in Patria, blended with circus, folksong and choreography ‐ re‐imagined as told by the characters from the world of Primo Levi ‐ transforms a baroque opera into a contemporary tale of returning, faithfulness, and longing for home. Told with Circa’s signature mixture of powerful physicality and scintillating musicality, Il Ritorno is a new kind of physical opera that speaks directly, with great honesty and force, to the heart.
  70 to 90 minutes (no intermission)
  5 acrobats, 4 singers, 2 musicians
  September 2015
  Brisbane Festival, Brisbane Australia
  50,000 – 60,000 USD plus housing and freight depending on routing
  International co‐commissioners and presenters
  New York 2015 ISPA Congress
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